Honor in Communication Research (COMM 490/491) Awards Communication

2021 Awardees

Isabelle Barrett

Isabelle Barrett

Isabelle Barrett is enrolled in the Accelerated Masters program. Her research project on corporate social responsibility practices and organizational reputation in crisis received Mason’s MINI grant. She also presented her research at the National Council of Undergraduate Research conference in April. Congratulations!

~Prof Cai

April Horency

April Horency

April Horency is an honors student who cares deeply about environmental justice issues. She translated her passion to conducting a research study examining framing of environmental justice issues and its effects. She presented her paper at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Communication Association. Congratulations!

~Prof Cai

Al-Batool Ibrahim

Al-Batool Ibrahim

Al-Batool Ibrahim is an honors student in Communication. She is determined to explore the relationship between a person’s personal identity and their social media usage. Her final project entitled “Influenced identities: The relationship between Muslim Instagram influencers and Muslim religious identities” was presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Communication Association. Congratulations! ~Prof Cai

Jordan Lear

Jordan Lear

Jordan Lear is enrolled in honors research methods class. Her final research project- Content consumption and cancel culture: A study on the correlation between scandal and consumer culture- explores the underlying psychological mechanisms of fans’ decisions in face of the cancellation of their favorite celebrities. It was selected to present at the National Council of Undergraduate Research conference in April. Congratulations! ~Dr. Cai

Savannah Martincic

Savannah Martincic

Savannah Martincic is an honors student whose research project explores the juxtaposition of race and gender in media coverage of female politicians. It examines how various stereotypes exhibited in the media. The title of her paper is: When race, gender and media intersect: A content analysis of the construction of race and gender in news media coverage of political candidates in the United States. She presented her paper at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Communication Association. Congratulations! ~Dr. Cai

Laura Scudder

Laura Scudder

Laura Scudder is an honors student in Communication. She is enthusiastic about how people consume news. In her final project, she looks into the role of confirmation bias in a person’s choice of climate change information. Her paper was accepted for presentation at the National Council of Undergraduate Research conference in April. Congratulations! ~Dr. Cai